Dr Margarita Burmester

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Dr Margarita Burmester MRCP FRCPCH FFICM MAcadMEd
Director SPRinT programme
Senior Lecturer, National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI)
Lead Consultant Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital

Margarita’s main interest in simulation is to enhance patient care and safety at the frontline clinical environment through high level, high stakes in situ interprofessional simulated team training. For this reason she founded the SPRinT (Simulated interPRofessional Team Training) programme at Royal Brompton Hospital in 2008. This award-winning, patient safety educational programme now trains over 100 interprofessional staff from across the Trust each year, and delivers facilitator courses for 50-60 professionals/year in human factor, team training and simulation regionally and nationally.

Margarita has led research in innovative adult learning techniques and tools in order to translate into clinical effectiveness and improvement.

Margarita was a founding member of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre (CSSC) – a joint venture between Royal Brompton and Royal Marsden Hospitals completed in 2012. Margarita was a Board of Director member of the International Pediatric Simulation Symposia & Workshops (IPSSW) from 2011-14 and was Secretary and Research Lead for the Paediatric Intensive Care Society Education, Learning and Simulation (PICSELS) group 2010-14.

Margarita has been an executive member of ASPiH (Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare) since 2016, is currently Simulation Co-Chair for Health Education North West London (HENWL) and sits on the simulation working group of the European Society of Paediatric & Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC). She has been a judge of education and training for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient’s Safety Awards since 2016.

Margarita likes swimming (leisurely, in the summer in Greece!) and playing the piano.

Excellence in patient care through safety